Best jeans for a rectangle body shape
Those with a slim rectangle body shape (ruler body shape) can wear a wide range of the types of jeans for women with ease. This body type has fewer issues navigating the vagaries of fashion. From high-waist to low-rise jeans, from flare or straight cut to skinny silhouettes, those with a slimmer body type usually do not struggle with jean fit issues. (This body shape is also called a boyish figure or straight body shape)
But there are a few tips that can flatter a slim, straight figure and add curves. If you have a wide rectangle body type (brick body type or square body shape) there are style tips that can add curves and elongate your figure.
- The shoulders and hips are about equal width.
- A less defined waist, small or average bust size and a flatter bottom
- Also referred to as a ruler shape or a straight body shape, can be “boyish” in that this figure is slim and isn’t curvy.
- This body type can also be more “brick”-like in proportions – broader than the ruler and with heavier legs.
Style tips for the rectangle body shape
Slim fit jeans with a straight waistband work well for rectangle/ruler figures. A curved or contoured waistband allows gapping at the waist and jeans designed for curvier figures can be baggy in the seat.
The Levi’s 525 Perfect Waist Straight Jeans pictured below is mid rise and sits just below the natural waist. The Levi’s 525 Perfect Waist Straight Jeans have a straight waistband to prevents gapping. They have a fit that hugs your figure just enough to help shape your waist and hips.
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Round things out for a rectangle body shape
For those with a flatter tush, fading on the seat of jeans and curved yokes will make you seem curvier. Jeans back pocket design can also make you bottom appear rounder. Jeans with flap back pockets, back pockets that are embellished and back pockets with added details such as stitching will add volume to your backside and make you seem curvier.
Miss Me Jeans have a great selection of jeans with fading, flap back pockets and embroidered and embellished back pockets and with fading on the seat of the jeans.
These Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Skinny Jeans in Dark Ivy wash have whiskering fading on the front. They also have fading on the seat and curved stitching for a lifting and rounding effect. These details add curves to a boyish, rectangle body shape.
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Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Skinny Jeans also come in other colors/washes that have fading and they are: Bae, Rhapsody, Immaculate, Marigold, Rachel, Blue Ice, Janice, Flawless
Create curves with fading for straight figures
For those with slender legs, whiskering or fading on the front thigh of jeans (and fading on the seat of jeans) can add the illusion of curves.
Create Curves with flare on a slim, boyish figure
If you have a rectangular, slim-boyish figure, a jean that flares below the knee can make you seem curvier.
Curvier hips on a rectangle body shape
Low-rise jeans that sit on the hip and have a wide waistband can make your narrow hips appear wider and therefore curvier. A wide belt worn at hip level will also emphasize your hips and make you look curvier.
A belt similar to the one pictured above is available at Amazon –
Fairy Rose 2 Pieces Women’s Leather Belts for Jeans, Dresses, with Double O-Ring Buckle at Amazon
For a Brick Shape – Create Curves
If you have a rectangular but heavier, brick shape, tapered or tight fitting jeans can make you appear top-heavy. If you want to appear curvier, steer clear of jeans that fall too high on your waist because this will emphasize a boxier shape.
Straight leg jeans or jeans with a slight flare (such as bootcut jeans) are better choices
For a Brick Shape – Elongate your frame
To make you appear longer and leaner, pair dark wash jeans with heels or wedge shoes or heel or wedge boots. If the shoes are flesh toned or if the heels are the same color as the jeans and the hem of the jeans covers most of the shoes, the elongation is especially effective.
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